We spent 11 nights here from 1st June . We paid 27 Euro a night via Trivago and it was brilliant value for money. The room was clean with a decent kitchenette that was equipped with Microwave,kettle,toaster, hob etc ( take your own tea towel), a bathroom with a very hot shower and a flat screen TV as well as air con. When using the TV if you get a channel that is dubbed, press audio and select the next language option ( think it says qaa) and you get it in English or American. If you press Source and take the second menu option you get sky true movies and Sky news.The room is cleaned every 3 days and the sheets and towels are changed too. The pool is smallish but ok, it doesn't open until 10 and you can't reserve sunbeds. It was about half occupied when we were there so we never had a problem getting one. Staff are all very friendly and will give you a smile and a greeting if you make the effort. If you go down the hill ( not too steep) there is a local supermarket and a couple of restaurants but the train service is so cheap and fantastic we used it every day. Get the train from the airport to Toremuelle when you arrive, it's a couple of Euro and stops right opposite the hotel. A 3.50 Euro return takes you along to Either Fuengirola or Malaga and you can get on and off as many stops as you like that day so we went to the beach ( Carvajal best beach ) in the morning and then somewhere else for dinner at night all on the same ticket,last train back is around midnight. Los Boliches is nice for beaches and eating too,as is Fuengirola. You can eat out really cheaply with a lot of places offering set menus from as little as 5.95 Euros. At Los Boliches and Fuengirola there are big supermarkets right next to the train station which are really reasonably priced and handy for popping into on your way home for essentials. The apt has a good fridge so we kept it well stocked. We also hired a safe at 4 euros a day and we found it really good for peace of mind. The only note of caution is if you arrive late at night as we did make sure you get a sandwich and some drink at the airport to take to the hotel as there is nowhere to get any food. In the morning you are as well to get on the train ( they run every 20 mins) and go to the supermarket for supplies or go out for breakfast. We paid 5 Euros each for the hotel breakfast and the best thing I can say about it is - don't do it :-) in Fuengirola the coffee shops do coffee with free churros - doughnut - which are a great deal. I would say this place is ideal for couples and families but not really suited to large groups.
We had a great relaxing holiday here and will definitely be back !
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